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The end of summer also heralded the end of Germany €9 public transport ticket — a tenth of the usual price. It was unsurprisingly popular with commuters, but people wondered what the next step was.

This week, the Berlin Senate announced its plan to secure funds for reduced-price BVG tickets.

Mayor Franziska GiffeyA monthly ticket price of €29 for zones AC has been agreed, with further discussion for the outer regions and the rest of Germany.

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But what was the environmental impact of a €9 ticket, resulting in fewer car journeys?

Did the €9 ticket get people out of their cars?

Monthly train of 9 euros